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Meeting Information

Meeting Type:       Annual Meeting

For holders of record as of:  03/24/09

Date:   05/21/09   Time: 10:00 a.m., local time


The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue
New York, New York


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Voting Items  

MFA's Board of Directors recommends you vote "FOR" Proposals 1 and 2.


Election of Class II Directors.


01)  Michael L. Dahir
02)  George H. Krauss


Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as MFA's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009.